Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay [NOOK Book]

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The Chesapeake Bay restoration effort has been touted as the nation's premier environmental restoration program. Yet the Bay and the living systems it supports remain in dismally poor condition, with fisheries in decline and drinking water in danger. This book addresses the Chesapeake Bay as a political problem and reveals how the political process has worked against the interests of science, the public, and environmental advocates all at once. Author Howard Ernst shows that the forces driving environmental ...
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Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay

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Overview

The Chesapeake Bay restoration effort has been touted as the nation's premier environmental restoration program. Yet the Bay and the living systems it supports remain in dismally poor condition, with fisheries in decline and drinking water in danger. This book addresses the Chesapeake Bay as a political problem and reveals how the political process has worked against the interests of science, the public, and environmental advocates all at once. Author Howard Ernst shows that the forces driving environmental degradation are sown deeply into the political soul of America, posing menacing challenges to those fighting to restore large ecosystems like the Chesapeake Bay. The book serves as a political roadmap for the future, suggesting how a different course of policy action is needed to 'Save the Bay.'
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Ernst (political science, U.S. Naval Acad.) has written a slender book that is nonetheless packed with information on the politics and science behind the past, present, and future management of the Chesapeake Bay. Dividing his book first into sections on politics and science and then even further into chapters such as "The Chesapeake Bay as a Political Dilemma: Understanding the Political Barriers to Environmental Policy" and "All You Can Eat?: The Difficult Task of Protecting the Blue Crab," he digs deep into the exterior and interior layers of policy and procedure that surround Chesapeake Bay protection measures. Ernst presents complex ideas and concepts in detail while still making them accessible to beginning students or interested lay readers-no small task. Backed by a plethora of cited references, Ernst goes further than most authors and provides a detailed "Notes" section on interesting and necessary background and "See Also" information for each chapter. A wise choice for all academic libraries as well as for all public libraries in the Chesapeake Bay region.-Susan E. Brazer, Salisbury Univ. Lib., MD Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742573031
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/2/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,078,652
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Howard R. Ernst is assistant professor of political science at the United States Naval Academy.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 I The Chesapeake Bay and Environmental Politics
Chapter 2 The Chesapeake Bay: Management of North America's Largest Estuary; Managing the Chesapeake Bay; The State of the Bay: A Limited Inventory of Living Resources; Conclusion
Chapter 3 The Chesapeake Bay as a Political Dilemma: Understanding the Political Barriers to Environmental Policy; It's the Economy, Stupid: How Economic Primacy Influences Environmental Politics; Divided Government and the Race to the Bottom: How America's Fragm
Chapter 4 II Nutrient Management and Bay Politics
Chapter 5 Swimming against the Tide: Nutrient Reduction Efforts in the Bay Watershed; The Difficulty of Achieving Nutrient Reductions; The Scorecard: Measuring Nutrient; Reduction Success; Conclusion
Chapter 6 The Political Fight of Nutrient Management Policy: The Case of Agricultural Regulation; Agricultural Nutrient Loading; Political Background: The Fight for Enforceable Agricultural Regulations in Maryland and Pennsylvania; Environmental Theory: Toward a De
Chapter 7 III The Blue Crab and Bay Politics
Chapter 8 All You Can Eat? The Difficult Task of Protecting the Blue Crab; The Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus); The Decline of the Blue Crab; Factors Complicating Blue Crab Management for the Chesapeake Bay; The Struggle for a Sensible Management Strategy; Co
Chapter 9 Battling Over the Blue Crab: The Politics of Crab Management in Virginia and Maryland; Blue Crab Management in Virginia; Blue Crab Management in Maryland; Environmental Theory: Toward a Deeper understanding of Blue Crab Management; Economic Primacy and Bl
Chapter 10 IV Learning from the Past
Chapter 11 Toward a Brighter Future for the Chesapeake Bay; Ten Measures to Improve Politics for the Bay; Concludsion
Chapter 12 Appendix: Nutrient Management and the Bay
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